Trucker Suspending For Texting While Driving - Bad Signal Strength

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Nestle Driver Suspended

The gist of this is - have you ever sent a text where you had really bad signal, and it took awhile to actually send (if it sent at all)?

Well this driver claims that's what happened - and in a sense, I find it believable

“I don’t know how you could be fired for a bad signal, or suspended. Why would I text and drive and text it to my boss?” he said..

Yeah - would be kinda dumb to text YOUR BOSS while driving. Dumber things have happened out there.

But word to the wise - make SURE the text GETS SENT SUCCESSFULLY - before you put it into gear.

Boost Mobile? Kinda makes me glad I pay the extra $$ for AT&T.

Rick

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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